Britishvolt is on a mission to build some of the world’s most low carbon, sustainable, responsibly manufactured battery cells.
As a relatively new business, building its first factory in the UK and a second in North America, it can embed a high level of commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) standards right from the start.
Craig Woodburn, head of ESG, explained: “ESG is a crucial pillar to the business's success, driven by the demands of our employees, our customers, our investors and wider society, as well as increasing regulation.”
“As a young business, we have the opportunity to create a benchmark for a new level of visibility and traceability across the supply chain to show the carbon footprint and the provenance of raw materials.”
With the new factory not due to commence production until 2024, Britishvolt has started the task of collecting data from across the value chain from mining to refining to manufacturing, as well as recycling, recovery and reuse.
Woodburn added: “We can’t just act on our own anymore. It’s important to look up and downstream and work with partners to continually improve some of those ESG requirements that are fundamental to our business and the wider world.”
“Future regulations will need us to put the carbon footprint on our batteries, so we need to know the full data that feeds into that calculation.”
“It is tech partners that will help provide us with that insight and support. That is why we chose to work with Circulor to help make our complex industrial supply chain transparent.”